Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods Increases Scope of Investor Relations Initiatives, Partnerships

Programs To Contribute To Sustainable Koa Forest Project

Jun 09, 2010, 14:00 ET from Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods

HONOLULU, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods (HLH) implements added investor relations initiatives to increase foreign investment and to build strategic partnerships with Hawaii-based companies and associations.  HLH has also published a new, due-diligence investor booklet that can be downloaded online from the Web site.

The HLH project provides the unique opportunity to invest in Koa trees by purchasing a unit (100 Koa trees) and is accessible to a wide range of investors such as trusts IRA and 401K account-holders.  While this is a 25-year project, profits are realized along the way through thinning and harvesting. HLH is currently offering tree lots for the 2010 planting season.  

Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods initially focused the outreach to local Hawaii investors, although there has been a steady increase in international interest as well.  HLH is in the process of translating its Web site into multiple languages to better serve its growing investor base.  The site is currently available in Japanese and will be available in Korean and Chinese in the near future.

"Since officially launching Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods, we've experienced a great amount of interest in people wanting to participate in this type of investment," said Jeff Dunster, CEO of Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods.  "This type of investment is more than just to potentially build wealth, it is in line with the growing need to reduce global warming through the planting of trees."

To better inform current and potential eco-minded investors about their sustainable precision forestry operation, Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods has published a full investor packet that anyone can download from the Web site.  The all-inclusive packet includes information on the vision of the 2,700-acre planting site and its founders as well as information on the trends of deforestation and the threat to existing Koa forests today.  For investors, there are also projections on the investment over the 25-year growth period, the historical prices for tropical hardwoods and varying projections on lumber value increases over time.

Another initiative that Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods is implementing is actively building strategic alliances through green-minded companies and associations to further the cause of this sustainable Koa forest project.   Martin & MacArthur was the first company to partner with Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods (HLH), to help advance the reforestation of Koa and promote the sustainability of local Hawaiian trees for future generations.  Martin & MacArthur is planting one Koa tree in honor of every customer who purchases a piece of Koa furniture at one of its stores.  All the Koa trees planted through this ongoing program means that Martin & MacArthur customers can personally make a difference through their purchase to help sustain the natural environment in the Islands and to support the community of local artisans that work with Koa.

More About Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods

The HLH Plantation is located 34 miles north of Hilo, above historic Umikoa Village on the slopes of Mauna Kea.  The 2,700-acre sustainable forestry project will support the growth of 1.3 million rare tropical hardwood trees, primarily Koa, indigenous only to Hawaii.  The planting site was once a magnificent Koa forest and was the personal property of King Kamehameha I. This old growth forest was almost lost to clear-cut harvesting and cattle grazing.  Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods is working to return this site to its former glory.  For more information, visit http://www.hawaiianlegacyhardwoods.com or contact HLH by phone at  (877) 707-TREE (8733) or (808) 595-8847 or via email at info@hawaiianlegacyhardwoods.com.

For more information, contact:

James Woodrow

Preferred Public Relations

(808) 203-8241

(702) 254-5704


SOURCE Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods